Bushnell GPS Review & News

January 24, 2007

Review: Bushnell NAV-500 Review by GPSLodge

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I have been navigating around New England with the help of the Bushnell NAV 500, and it’s high time that I navigated to my computer to tell you about it. I’ve taken it on road trips over the holidays as well as some local shopping to fill the space under the now long gone Christmas Tree.

The Bushnell Nav500 is solidly in the mid-tier for GPS navigation units, and comes with a 3.5-inch touchscreen, pre-loaded maps of North America, and is driven by the SiRF star III chipset. The unit offers turn-by-turn spoken directions, but not text to speech directions that tell you the name of the street to turn onto. The unit comes with its entire back clad in nicely rubberized for a high quality feel that also inspires a bit of confidence when handling it. The feel is solid throughout, and the unit is well built. The underlying software is from Smart2Go, which is based in Europe, and has a little Americanization to be done to make it feel like it’s, mine, but otherwise the unit is good.

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